Our purpose in preparing this report is to inspire and motivate. We hope this report will inspire you and your organization to do more: to think more about disasters and give more to disaster-related activities. We also want to motivate you to make your giving more effective: to include disaster-related giving within your grantmaking programs and to think long-term about the full life cycle of disasters, not limiting your participation to solely reactive, immediate responses.
This second report includes many new sources of data that were not in last year’s issue, including smaller foundations, FEMA, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), corporate support, and some individual giving. We have made substantial progress in adding new data sources, but we still have a long way to go. We welcome your participation in sharing new data sources with us and making our next report even better and more comprehensive.